I get up early, about 4:00 to be exact. And, I leave the house by 5:30 every morning to catch the bus into downtown. Pretty much like clock work. This morning, however, I have an unplanned Drs. appointment at 8:00, so I was looking forward to sleeping "late" this morning. Then at about 5:38 (actually, precisely at that time), I received the most wonderful call ever. My brother in law, Ben, called to let me know that my precious nephew made his debut this morning around 2:00. Rowan Reese Edwards has already captured my heart. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be an aunt. Always. There was a time when I wasn't sure that would ever happen for me. I had come to terms with the thought that I might not ever get to casually say, "oh, my niece/nephew...." So, when I married Joe and gained my sweet niece, I was more than thrilled. Then, when Ben and Adrienne informed us that they were pregnant I was ecstatic. It is such a privilege to be an aunt and to get to spoil and love these little ones as they grow. This is a charge I do not take lightly. So many people take their role as an aunt for granted, not me! With our niece, Gwynn, I was not around until she was 3. I missed a lot of good stuff (but got there just in time)!
This time, I have had the amazing opportunity to pray for Rowan's safe arrival, for good health, and that we would all be ready (in every way) to welcome him to this crazy, beautiful life! I am richly blessed with a niece AND a nephew and I am just over the top excited (or as I would REALLY say to you in person...I'm pee my pants excited!)
Welcome to our world Reese! You have already captured my heart and I love you to the moon!